Cradle of Civilization

Cradle of Civilizaton

Acrylic collage

4X6 inches

Here is another little piece of self expression and, again, I am expressing my thoughts of Iraq.  This doesn’t have a poet of ancient Persia (now Iran)  for an inspiration but it is still a statement of respect (from the great distance of the American Southland) to the peoples of Iraq.  May the future hold, for you, a peaceful land for your children to thrive in and may you one day restore its beauty so that the the world can come and admire it.

~ by Sandra Lynn Gray on October 29, 2007.

4 Responses to “Cradle of Civilization”

  1. My initial instinct is to be so moved by your compassion. The texture is amazing – but seems to speak of a striken landscape. And the blues – they remind me of tears – but so many of them – the tears of many? This goes for both of your pieces. I’m amazed really so many blues, and the red how stark and out of place it looks – like blood of course. What I love the most is how it seems like every blue has been utilized here… After looking at your piece I wish peace for them too. Thank you for sharing your compassion and offering it up to the viewer as well.

  2. I keep coming back to this piece. I love the contrast of the darks and lights and the depth and layers to it…which is how life is don’t you think?
    I read somewhere that it is the darkness that makes us appreciate the light. To me this piece sums that up. Hopefully, there will be peace soon…light again, at least for a while, until the darkness comes again as it always does in our universe.
    I am looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations…whether it be paintings, photographs, or your words….

  3. Thanks for your astute and heartfelt comments. They mean lot, don’t they?

  4. What a beautiful tribute… if only the people of Iraq (and others!) could see this. I think that it holds the power of healing.

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